The neo-Romanesque hidden gem by York & Sawyer was constructed in 1925-1926 with funding from the Carnegie Foundation, as well as a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. The building provided a new home for a rapidly growing New York Academy of Medicine, which was founded in 1847, and has remained the Academy's home for nearly a century.
The main portion of the building on Fifth Avenue is made up of six stories in limestone and sandstone. NYAM's building is an Art Deco interpretation of the Romanesque, especially in the many sculptural figures. The building's exterior and lobby feature exquisite original detailing, including sculptural figures, inscriptions, and inlays, all relating to health and medicine.
Sat - Tours at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, & 3pm will take visitors behind the scenes to learn the meanings behind architectural details celebrating health and medicine. Stops include the heavily decorated art deco auditorium, the majestic reading rooms, and the Tudor-inspired Rare Book Room. (45 minutes)